Becoming an examiner

We rely on the voluntary support and clinical expertise of our College Fellows to run PACES exams. Examiners can contribute to medical standards and enhance their own CPD; most UK Health Boards and NHS Trusts recognise examining as a supporting professional activity. We pay for accommodation and UK travel. Find out how to become an Examiner.

Examiner information

For exam dates, timetable and other information, see Examiner resources. Please login with your usual College login to see this page. External examiners are given separate login details.

Examiner expenses

Before submitting an expenses claim form:

  • Please read the guidance notes on the expenses claim form when submitting a claim for travel and subsistence expenses.
  • To obtain payment please include copies of all receipts attached to your expense claim form to avoid any delays in processing your claim.
  • Please complete the College expenses form. Please use this version of the form (updated 2019) as the old form is no longer valid.
  • Please submit your completed expenses form, accompanied by all receipts to the examination department for approval. Email:


There have been some changes to the exam to accommodate changes due to COVID-19.  Information can be found here.  COVID-19 | MRCPUK